Tiny fibers create unseen plastic pollution -- K Trade Fair

Tiny fibers create unseen plastic pollution

Lint captured in a dryer filter consists of tiny fibers that are shed from the fabric. Modern, front-loading washers do not have lint filters. Image: Patrick Mansell

This is a close up of the fibers shed from fabric in a clothes dryer. These are the fibers that go down the drain and into the global water system. Image: Patrick Mansell